How to Style Your Summer Swimsuit: 5 Vacation Outfit Ideas that Take You Away

Add a touch of bohemian glamour to your warm-weather wardrobe with an array of sexy-cool suits and cover-ups you’ll want to show off all season long.

Starring our new VS Archives Swim Collection, complete with effortlessly chic pieces inspired by Y2K originals. Featuring free-spirited fringe, crochet, and strappy accents that are made to be seen—on or off the beach.

Whether your destination is a jet-set hotspot or a low-key daytrip, here are five swim looks to inspire your next OOO message. 

Look 1: For the Island Adventurer

VS Archives Swim Strappy Bikini + Sheer Crinkle Wrap Top + Wide-Leg Pants

Channel peak vacation style in a matching cover-up set that billows with every step. Underneath? Your tiniest, most daring bikini (pics or it didn’t happen)—tan lines encouraged.

On-the-Go Style Tip: Shop local marketplaces for artisanal accessories you’ll always have an interesting story behind.

Look 2: For the Jet-Setter

Chain Strap Triangle Bikini Top + Cheeky Bikini Bottom

Waterfront views, please. Slip on a chic, chain-adorned suit that takes you from dining al fresco to sunset cruise. Amp up the drama with oversize shades and straw accessories for any on-yacht photo ops that may arise.

On-the-Go Style Tip: Pack like a European. Build a capsule wardrobe for travel with classic pieces that can be mixed and matched, dressed up or down, and rolled into your suitcase.

Look 3: For the Hippie at Heart

VS Archives Swim Macrame Fringe Cheeky One-Piece Swimsuit

Fringe has a certain ‘wow’ factor. Whether you’re turning heads a la playa or la cantina, crochet macrame details channel a wild-and-free spirit. These gypset styles were made for twirling.

On-the-Go Style Tip: Come for the resort, stay for exploring off-the-beaten-path spots in that new suit and your most-loved cutoffs.

Look 4: For The Coastal Retreater

Boyfriend Shirt Dress + Linen Cover-Up Shorts

Chicest cover-up of all time? A classic white shirt. Our breezy linen set checks every box for that quiet luxury look. Paired with a sleek one-piece underneath, it’s a casual-cool uniform you’ll wear on repeat.

On-the-Go Style Tip: Après swim is a lifestyle. For any activities that go beyond splashing around, we recommend moderate or full-coverage styles as one less thing to worry about.

Look 5: For the Sexy Siren

Very Sexy Shine Strap Push-Up Bikini Top

The best way to truly disconnect? Dance until the sun comes up in chic styles featuring shine details that will have all eyes on you. This dazzling swim push-up doubles as your new favorite going-out bra.

On-the-Go Style Tip: Wherever your travel, bring a special piece that makes you feel confident in a new place. Protect delicate items in a separate lingerie or laundry bag. 

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